Dentons has successfully represented Stadler Poland, a manufacturer of rolling stocks, in two public tender procedures with a combined value of more than EUR 600 million.
The first contract involved the delivery of 50 trams manufactured in Poland to the Public Transport Company (MPK) in Krakow. Following 13 months of legal disputes, Stadler's offer, which was originally in second place, was declared to be the most favorable bid and was awarded a contract worth PLN 363.5 million (approximately EUR 87 million).
According to Dentons, Stadler's contract with MPK "will strengthen the position of Solaris Tram — the joint venture between Stadler and Solaris Bus & Coach — on the Polish light rolling stock market, which appears to offer promising prospects." The joint venture was created last year, and Dentons also assisted Stadler in that transaction.
In the second tender procedure, Stadler won a framework contract worth PLN 2.2 billion (approximately EUR 527 million) to supply 71 modern regional trains for Koleje Mazowieckie (Mazovia Region Railways Co.) — which Dentons describes as "the largest contract in Poland for the delivery of rolling stock." In addition, the firm reports, "the trains to be provided are the newest and most energy-efficient FLIRT trains manufactured in the factory in Siedlce." Stadler’s offer was challenged by two competitors in the tender. Both appeals were dismissed, and the contract was awarded to Stadler Poland.
The two projects were handled by the Dentons Public Procurement team, which is headed by Partner Aldona Kowalczyk and includes Counsel Michal Drozdowicz and Associates Agnieszka Gilowska and Patrycja Grodzka.